Saturday, July 14, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 July 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 14 July 2018, there were 2,343 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

The deleted. added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Deleted ---

Utah, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1900-1960     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2771335); 27,347 indexed records with 27,347 record images, DELETED 14 Jun 2018

--- Collections Added   ---

United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2765178); 76,966 indexed records with 76,966 record images, ADDED 10 Jul 2018

Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2632082); 474,126 indexed records with 474,126 record images, ADDED 10 Jul 2018

*  United States, Native American, Census Records, 1880-1952       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790178); 134,754 indexed records with 134,754 record images, ADDED 10 Jul 2018

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2807598); 129,605 indexed records with 129,605 record images, ADDED 10 Jul 2018

Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721451); 43,003 indexed records with 43,003 record images, ADDED 11 Jul 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992425); 123,424 indexed records with 61,961 record images (was 0 records with 61,961 images), Updated 10 Jul 2018

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366620); 47,992 indexed records with 3,617 record images (was 21,846 records with 3,617 images), Updated 10 Jul 2018

Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2548057); 605,085 indexed records with 641,406 record images (was 217,269 records with 641,406 images), Updated 12 Jul 2018

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395); 1,533,863 indexed records with 116,995 record images (was 1,533,863 records with 116,995 images), Updated 9 Jul 2018

Texas, Church Records, 1845-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534484); Browse 6,374 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 6,374 images), Updated 9 Jul 2018

Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1966      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1583608); Index only (205,473 records), no images (was 164,950 records with 0 images), Updated 12 Jul 2018

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796818); 48,034 indexed records with 684 record images (was 0 records with 684 images), Updated 10 Jul 2018

--- Collections with new records ---

Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708654); 193,370 indexed records with 193,370 record images (was 192,409 records with 193,370 images),  30 Apr 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2285732); Index only (95,810,897 records), no images (was 95,810,898 records with 0 images),  9 Oct 2014

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 4,449,989 indexed records with 3,505,112 record images (was 4,449,990 records with 3,505,112 images),  29 May 2018

Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1936542); Index only (1,005,745 records), no images (was 1,005,746 records with 0 images),  14 Nov 2011

California Birth Index, 1905-1995       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,500 records), no images (was 24,589,501 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 777,003 indexed records with 2,915,415 record images (was 777,004 records with 2,915,415 images),  18 Jan 2018

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Persons in Your Biggest Family Tree?

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):


1)  Look in your preferred genealogy management program (e.g., RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry Member Tree, etc.) and determine how many separate "trees" (or "bushes," or "twigs") you have.


2)  How many persons are in your biggest family tree in your collection?  What persons are in your biggest tree (e.g., your ancestors, a person's descendants, etc.)

3)  Share your answers in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on a Facebook post.

Here's mine:

I use RootsMagic as my preferred Genealogy Management Program.  In the "Tools" menu, there is the "Count Trees" list.  I have 162 separate trees in this database of 50,337 persons.

I have 45,119 persons in my largest tree.  This includes all of my ancestral families, and the descendants of my ancestors that I have entered into the program (e.g., my Seaver, Carringer, Auble, Vaux, Buck, Dill and other surname studies).  

I saw that I had about 10 "twig" trees with only one person in them, so I will prune them - either delete them or add them to another tree.

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Surname Saturday - PHIPPEN (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2135 who is Judith PHIPPEN (1619-1690). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this PHIPPEN family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)

67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susanna Reed (1745-1833)

266.  Nathan Reed (1719-1802)
267.  Susanna Wood (1724-1780)

532.  Ebenezer Reed (1690-1767)
533.  Huldah Blodgett (1689-1777)


1066.  Samuel Blodgett (1658-1743)
1067.  Huldah Simonds (1660-1746)


2134.  William Simonds, born before 20 November 1612 in Winchester, Hampshire, England; died 17 June 1672 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 18 January 1644 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2135.  Judith Phippen, born 1619 in Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 03 January 1690 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of William Simonds and Judith Phippen are:
*  Sarah Simonds (1644-1699), married (1) 1665 John Heywood (1634-1707); (2) 1673 John Hale (1635-1707).
*  Judith Simonds (1646-1704), married 1668 John Barker (1644-1718).
*  Mary Simonds (1647-1728), married 1671 Roger Chandler (1620-1716).
*  Caleb Simonds (1649-1712), married 1677 Sarah Bacon (1644-1727).
*  William Simonds (1651-1672).
*  Joseph Simonds (1652-1733), married 1681 Mary Tidd (1656-1732).
*  Benjamin Simonds (1654-1726), married (1) 1660 Rebecca Heywood (1660-1713); (2) 1713 Susanna Farrar (1658-????).
*  Tabitha Simonds (1655-1655).
*  Joshua Simonds (1657-1657).
*  James Simonds (1658-1717), married 1685 Susanna Blodgett (1665-1715).
*  Bethia Simonds (1659-????), married 1696 John Walker (1650-1724).
Huldah Simonds (1660-1746), married 1683 Samuel Blodgett (1658-1743).

4270.  William Phippen, born about 1592 in Wedmore, Somerset, England; died before 05 October 1647 in Wedmore, Somerset, England.  He married 7about 1619 in probably Somerset, England.
4271.  Judith LNU, born about 1595 in Wedmore, Somerset, England; died before 10 December 1637 in Wedmore, Somerset, England.

Children of William Phippen and Judith are:

Judith Phippen (1619-1690), married (1) 1633 John Hayward (1613-1642); (2) 1644 William Simonds (1612-1672).
*  Elizabeth Phippen (1625-1689), married 1645 John Adams (1620-1702).
*  Frances Phippen (1628-????).
*  Joanna Phippen (1631-????).

Information about this Phippen family was obtained from:

*  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V (Boston, Mass. : NEHGS, 2009), pages 456-457.

*   John B. Threlfall, 50 Great Migration Colonists in New England (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1990).

I have done no original research on this Phippen line.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 13 July 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:


*  (US) Census Comments Invited on Proposed Information Collection 2020 US Census

*  Massachusetts Society of Genealogists 2018 Writing Contest

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

*  
July Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 100 Titles!

*  Advantage Preservation Adds 500K Historical Newspaper Pages - June, 2018

*  13 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Classes and Webinars for July 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 17 July, 11 a.m. PDT:  Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level, by Uri Gonen


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 17 July, 5 p.m. PDT: It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats. by Alice Hoyt Veen

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 18 July, 11 a.m. PDT:  Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers, by J. Mark Lowe

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women, by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern research, by Diane L. Richard

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Descendancy Research: Another Pathway For Doing Genealogical Research, by Michael Strauss

*  Genealogy Gems Podcast:  Episode #219

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  How To - Download RAW DNA Files - A Segment of DNA

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  3 Ways to Crop Photos in Photoshop Elements 2018 - Scrapbooking

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Memory Keeping Tips ~ On Family History Fanatics Live Stream

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 61: 2018 MAAGI

*  Family Tree Magazine YouTube:  Two Quick Fixes for Old Family Photos

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A July 5 2018

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  Tips and Tricks from the GenFriends Panel

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, July 13,  2018


5)  DNA Success Stories:

 'I'm a daughter! A sister! A relative!' 28-year-old woman who was adopted at birth details emotional reunion with her biological family after her younger brother found her online

*  The affair, the son and the cousin who came to dinner: Finding a new family member through a DNA test

I knew my father. And then I took a DNA test.


6)  Fun Stuff:

 
87-Year-Old Ukrainian Said To Have Most Descendants In The World

Twisted Twigs on Gnarled Branches cartoon

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 10 July 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 July 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday



Berkshire Registers & Records

Explore PDF images of registers and records from the English county of Berkshire. Discover your ancestors in parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from the parishes of Leckhamstead and St Mary in Reading.

Durham Registers & Records

Learn more about your Durham ancestors with our collection of registers and records from the North-eastern English county. The collection consists of baptism, marriage and burial registers covering 14 parishes as well as a guide to the “Antiquities of Sunderland and its vicinity”.

Scotland, Jacobite Histories, 1715-1745

Learn about the Jacobites and the Jacobite Risings of the 17th and 18th centuries with this collection of 23 publications. Ranging from memoirs to song books, the collection consists of digital PDF images that can be searched by name, conflict, publication title, year and keyword.

Greater London Burial Index

Over 109,000 new additions covering Middlesex and British deaths overseas have been added to the Greater London Burial Index. The records consist of transcripts that may reveal a combination of your relative’s name, age, occupation, religious denomination and where they were buried.

From the Archive

Our exclusive Prisoners of War collection includes records for Jacobites captured during the uprisings. Comprising a wide array of The National Archives records sets, this diverse and varied collection spans numerous conflicts between 1715 to 1945.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 234: #359 Meribah (Wait) Soule (1720-1803) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Meribah Wait (1720-1803) is #359 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #358 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803)   in 1742 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #179 Martha Soule (1743-1828) who married  #178 David Kirby (1740-1832) in 1763.
*   their daughter, #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848)who married #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                      Meribah Wait[1]    
*  Alternate Name:      Maribe Wait[2–3]
*  Alternate Name:     Meribee Waite[4]    
*  Alternate Name:     Meribah Sowle[5]  

*  Sex:                          Female    

*  Father:                     Thomas Waite (1683-1743)    
*  Mother:                   Mary Tripp (1689-1754)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                      20 July 1720, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[2–4]    

*  Death:                     3 February 1803 (age 82), Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[5]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Spouse 1:             Benjamin Soule (1719-1803)    
*  Marriage:             about 1742 (about age 23), probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1,6]   

*  Child 1:              Martha Soule (1743-1828)    
*  Child 2:              Patience Soule (1745-1780)  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

 The biography and family data for several generations of the descendants of Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, Rhode Island was discussed in the article "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R.I. and Some of his Descendants," by G. Andrews Moriarty[1].

"Maribe" Wait was born 20 July 1720 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the fifth child (of eight) of Thomas and Mary (Tripp) Waite of Dartmouth[2-3].  The first seven children were born in Dartmouth, and the last child was born in East Greenwich, Rhosde Island, where the Thomas Wait family moved to in about 1729.  "Meribee" is recorded in the East Greenwich town records also[4].  

Meribah married Benjamin Soule in about 1742 in Dartmouth[1,6].  There is no marriage record in the town vital records.  They had two daughters, Martha and Patience in 1743 and 1745, respectively.  Their births are recorded in the Dartmouth town records.

The Benjamin Soule family resided in the part of Dartmouth that was set off as the town of Westport in 1787.  

Meribah (Wait) Soule died on 3 February 1803 in Westport, Massachusetts, just three days after her husband died[5].  There are no burial records for her.

There are no probate records for Meribah (Wait) Soule.  Her husband's will was proved after both of them died and the estate was distributed to their descendants.
                                                                                                                                     
5)  SOURCES

1. G. Andrews Moriarty, "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R.I. and Some of his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Record, Volume 73, Number 4 (October 1919), pages 291ff., page 296, Thomas Waite sketch.

2. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Births, page 292, Maribe Wait entry.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 91 (image 439 of 2331), Maribe Wait birth entry.

4. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 1, "Kent County Births, Marriagwes and Deaths," Births, page 167, Meribee Waite entry.

5. Vital records of Westport, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918), Deaths, page 289, Meribah Sowle entry.

6. Anne Borden Harding (editor), Mayflower families Through Five Generations : Volume 3: George Soule (Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1980), page 71, Benjamin Soule sketch.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Seavers in the News - Hobart L. Seaver dies in 1954 in Barre, Vermont

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper dated Saturday, 30 January 1954:


The transcription of this obituary is:

"HOBART SEAVER

"BARRE, Jan. 29 -- Hobart L. Seaver, 48, died Friday morning at the Barre City Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday.

"Mr. Seaver, manager of the store at the Granite City Cooperative Creamery, had gone to work as usual and was stricken with a heart attach while he was shoveling snow.

"He was born April 16, 1905 in Washington, son of Leo and Edith (Hanson) Seaver.  He attended Washington school and Goddard Seminary, then located in Barre.  He had been employed at the creamery for the past 27 years.  Last month he had moved to Burlington and since then had commuted to and from his employment in Barre.

"Mr. Seaver in 1953 married Miss. Katherine R. Bing of Burlington, who survives.  He also leaves a son by a former marriage, Russell Seaver of Washington; two brothers, Kenneth Seaver of Washington and Paul Seaver of Barre; one sister, Mrs. William 'Lola' Carle of Barre.

"An enthusiastic hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Barre Fish and Game Club.  He was a former member of the Odd Fellows in Washington.

"  Funeral services are to be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Whitcomb Funeral Home, 102 Washington St.  Burial will be in the Washington cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.  The Whitcomb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."

The source citation for this obituary is:

"Hobart Seaver,The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper, Saturday, 30 January 1954, page 2, column 1, Hobart Seaver obituary; digital image, Newspapers.com   (www.newspapers.com : accessed 12 July 2018).

According to my RootsMagic family tree database, Hobart Leigh. Seaver  was born 16 April 1905 in Washington, Orange County, Vermont, the son of Leo Wallace and Edith May (Hanson) Seaver.  
I also had the 30 December 1953 marriage record to Katherine Bing, the first spouse's name as Esther Irene (Bowman) Paige and the son. 

 I was able to find the birth dates, first marriages, and death dates of both spouses.  Hobart died less than a month after his second marriage to Katherine.  Her maiden name was Ryan and she married again to Laureston Adams in 1959, and died in 1992.

Hobart Leigh Seaver (1905-1954) is my 8th cousin twice times removed.  

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1720 Birth Record of Meribah Wait in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 420 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1720 birth record of Meribah Wait in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts town records:


The Meribah Wait birth record is on the right-hand page of the image above in the top section which lists all of the births of the Thomas and Mary (Tripp) Wait children:


The transcription of the birth record for Meribah Wait is:


"...Maribe Wait the daughter of Thomas Wait was born the 20th day of July in year 1720..."

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed records and digital images,Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth, Births, Marriages, Deaths" page 91,(image 439 of 2331), Maribe Wait entry.

Meribah Wait (1720-1803) was the 5th child of 8 born to Thomas and Mary (Tripp) Wait of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  All of them are recorded in the town record on the right-hand page of the image above.  Meribah married Benjamin Soule (1719-1803) in about 1742 in Dartmouth.  

This town record is, I believe, the original entry of the birth records in the Dartmouth town record book.  It was not unusual for all of the children of a couple to be entered on one page of the town record book.  There are several "hands" apparent on this page and in the Wait family entries.

Benjamin and Meribah (Waite) Soule are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter Martha Soule (1743-1828) who married David Kirby (1740-1832) in 1763 and resided in Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts.

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